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This program is OK but basic. If you are already familiar with nano tech, you probably already know much of what's in this audiobook. To be fair, this is an introduction however, one chapter covers the basics of the metric system. If you don't already know about the metric system, then you have bigger problems than learning about nano tech.
The real problem with this program is that it is read by the author. She stops in the middle of sentences for uncomfortably long periods of time and talks in the most boring monotone possible. I feel sorry for the student in her classes that have to listen to her take interesting material and hammer it flat.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If the information provided would have been more relevant and read a bit better.
What could Deborah Gibbs Sauder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Gotten Someone else to read.
How could the performance have been better?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
The information in this read was pretty outdated as were many of the concepts. If you are completely uninitiated in the field then its an ok start. I was surprised since the Modern Scholar series is normally really good.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
this book does not go beyond what a British School child would be expected to know having studied biology chemistry and physics to the age of 18.
while I anderstand that it may be useful to someone who went through the American education system I was disappointed to see that the book adresses almost none of the exciting areas of research that are blooming within nanotechnology and avoids any sort of useful depth for information.
I feel swindled
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I think overall it is too basic, seems to be aimed at very general public, but for anyone who is already a scientist it is too light
Would you be willing to try another book from Deborah Gibbs Sauder? Why or why not?
What aspect of the narrator’s performance might you have changed?
Audio is clear, but more a lecture style than good narration
Do you think A Bridge to the Future: Understanding Nanotechnology, Part 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes but much more scientific details and leading edge technology
Any additional comments?
Overall the new things I learnt was limited, although generally of some interest. Think this audio book relevant facts could have been condensed.
Good introduction to the topic for people with a high school level of science. The reading is slow so you have to want this knowledge. Those with higher level phys or chem education will already know much of the content.